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. >>> in afghanistan, the united states has suspended joint patrols with the military following a rash of attacks. as david martin reports, this latest development is another setback for u.s. efforts to turn over security issues to the afghan people. >> reporter: the order effectively suspends until further notice most of the operations which u.s. and afghan troops conduct side by side. at higher headquarters, afghans and americans will still work together, but in the field, small unit operations putting afghan soldiers alongside americans, the guts of the u.s. strategy to turn the fighting over to the afghans, will be suspended unless an exception is granted by a commanding general. the order was issued after a long weekend in which four american and two british troops were killed by so called insider attacks. afghans turning their guns on their supposed allies. joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey called the surge in insider attacks a very serious threat to the campaign. in addition, two marines were killed and eight fighter jets destroyed by enemy fighters who penetrated a heavily fort
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